For Love of the Game Synopsis
Pitcher (Kevin Costner) handles personal and professional crises.
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88

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
After revitalizing baseball movies with "Field of Dreams" and "Bull Durham," he's now three for three with the funny, quirky, rueful, and...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Bob Graham
It is impossible to think of anyone but Costner in this role. His commitment and sincerity are never in doubt.
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68

Mr. Showbiz

None of their efforts can turn this ho-hum, mildly entertaining line-drive single into a solid, explosive home run.
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63

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
It could do without any kind of love story, let alone the one it got.
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50

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
The real love affair in For Love of the Game is between Costner and himself.
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50

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
This sentimental drama is wildly uneven as it switches between ballpark scenes, which are very involving, and romantic episodes, which are...
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50

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Much of this movie seems a crock.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Costner's determination to avoid change keeps this baseball movie at a low line drive when it might have knocked one into the bleachers.
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50

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Tested my own love of the game more than anything since the time Roseanne screeched the national anthem.
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40

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Plays like an unholy union of "The Natural" and "The Prince of Tides." Too bad...Build a movie as a shrine to baseball and they will come....
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Rated PG-13
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 11+ An old-fashioned Hollywood sports story/romance.
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